This week's topics are: Starts with G, Week's Favourite, and Wheels.
Starts with G
My parents are visiting me at the moment, so I took the opportunity to visit the Sackville Waterfowl Park, which is really close to me, but which I hadn't visited before. I am glad we went to visit it because it was absolutely gorgeous there! I'll probably do another blog post about it soon. There were quite a few choices for the letter G, based on our visit. I have chosen two interpretations.
First, here is a gathered gaggle of grooming ducks. They were all sitting on a little island tussock of grasses and they were busy preening their feathers and making themselves look pretty. These are, I believe, female American wigeons. They might be fairly young ones.
Second, here is a pied-billed grebe. I took this picture at quite a distance so it isn't perfect, but I am still quite pleased with it because I could clearly identify this bird even though I couldn't identify it from the shore. The grebe kept diving completely under the water and emerging in a different spot. It was very interesting to watch.
My favourite picture this week is this one - a black and white warbler. It is a warbler but it behaves a bit like a woodpecker, shimmying up and down the tree trunks and looking for insects. Given the black and white colouring, it can fairly easily be mistaken for a woodpecker species.
I had numerous choices for this topic too, but I decided to stick with my favourite wheel, which is my spinning wheel.
I actually have two spinning wheels - a Schacht Matchless and a Louet, the latter being a choice when I want to ply large skeins because it has larger bobbins. The pictures are of the Schacht, and the current fibre I am spinning is a 50% merino, 50% tencel blend.
I'm spinning it fine for a 3-ply yarn. I have quite a long way to go yet!
That's all for this week!